Treating affected eyes
Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes as this can make the itchiness worse and potentially introduce more allergens. If you are experiencing eye irritation or changes to your vision it's important to visit your local optometrist for expert advice. They will be able to assess and diagnose any itch, discomfort or irritation, and provide appropriate treatment to relieve it, including prescribing medications if over the counter treatments don’t work.
Hay fever can also cause red and inflamed eyelids, which can be uncomfortable.
A cold compress can be applied to your eyelids gently. The compress can be a clean cloth or a cool gel pack wrapped in a soft cloth. If the symptoms persist or worsen, contact your optometrist for further evaluation and treatment options.
Sensitivity to light can be another affect of hay fever, wearing sunglasses with UV protection is highly recommended and can provide some relief.
Seeing your optometrist is important if your symptoms persist or worsen despite taking precautions.